IPA Region 4 DMR North Easter Draw!

IPA Region 4, DMR North, held an Easter Hamper Raffle for the members of their Region. Secretary Brendan Matthews, ably assisted by the actual Easter Bunny, is pictured below presenting Kerry Hewitson, Balbriggan, with her prize.
Other winners were:
Declan O’Carolan – Clontarf
Emma O’Driscoll – Coolock
Neil Richardson – Santry
Well done too Brendan and Region 4 members and Happy Easter to everyone.

IPA Region 4 DMR North Regional Congress – 20 Oct 2021

IPA Region 4 (DMR North) held their Regional Congress at IPA House on 20 October 2021. The event saw the retirement of outgoing Chairman Denis Forde who we wish well. No doubt Denis will continue to contribute to IPA activity. Some of the Committee are pictured below at ‘The Last Supper!’.

IPA wish the new Regional Committee well.


IPA Ireland National Tour 2022 – St Patricks Day in CHICAGO!


The news that most of us have been waiting for….a chance to pack the bag for more than just a trip to Dingle, Kilkee or Westport. IPA Ireland Travel, a fully bonded Travel Agency, are travelling to Chicago for five (5) nights this coming St. Patricks Weekend 2022.

Departing¬†15th¬†March 2022, returning 20th March 2022, this five (5) night package includes direct flights, 4 star Central Hotel, Airport Transfers, 23kg bag. The price will be ‚ā¨1,155 (may change slightly).

Trip Highlights include:  (subject to change)  

  • March in St. Patrick‚Äôs Day Parade;
  • Meet Chicago IPA Members/Social Gathering;
  • Visit Chicago Police Headquarters;
  • Shopping at Outlet Centre/Shopping Mall.

Please note,  a full refund will be offered in the event of Covid restrictions.(precise details confirmed on booking)

Number of places are limited, please email ipatravelofficer@gmail.com by¬†14th June 2021.¬† Registration Form will then be forwarded with request for booking deposit of just ‚ā¨75.

IPA Region 4 DMR North Prize Winners

IPA Region 4 DMR North held a free raffle for their Regional members last month with a number of Tesco vouchers as prizes. Congratulations to the winners. Pictured below is Regional Secretary Brendan Matthews presenting one of the prizes to Sergeant Fiona Savidge of Balbriggan Garda Station.
Mairead Burke –¬†Ballymun
Ciaran Creagh –¬†Santry
Patrick Lynch –¬†Clontarf
Aoife Keys –¬†Raheny
Fiona Savidge –¬†Balbriggan
Cian O’ Connor –¬†Lusk
Terri Ferguson –¬†Swords
Paula Carter –¬†Coolock

Detective Garda Colm Horkan (RIP)

Each member of IPA Ireland.

On behalf of the National Executive Committee, IPA Ireland, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Detective Garda Horkan on his tragic death.  

To his colleagues in Castlerea Station, Division of Longford/Roscommon, and the wider family of An Garda Síochána, our thoughts and sympathies are with you all.

May Colm rest in peace.

Conor O’ Higgins


IPA Ireland

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(Image: An Garda Síochána)

IPA Ireland and COVID19

IPA Ireland and COVID19

As we move deeper into this unprecedented public health emergency, IPA Section Ireland are doing what we can in this joint effort to prevent the spread of COVID19 to protect the vulnerable members of our communities, including our own membership. We have postponed all social activities and suspended new bookings in our properties in Ireland. Internationally, professional police training events and seminars have been cancelled. We will do what is necessary to protect our members, staff and volunteers.

With over 70% of our membership currently serving members of An Garda Síochána, IPA Ireland proudly support our colleagues on the frontline in this emergency, keeping people safe. Our thoughts are with our police colleagues in countries that have been hit hard by this virus.

Rest assured, that when we have prevailed, IPA will be a means for our members to again connect with police colleagues around the World, sharing experiences and doing what we do best, Servo Per Amikeco, Service through Friendship. In the meantime, lets continue to practice good hygiene, maintain social distancing, and continue to support our police, healthcare, and emergency services personnel.

Servo Per Amikeco